Police keep mum on DNA link in Garza case

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State police refrained Wednesday from confirming or denying media reports of a break in the case of a Brooklyn woman who went missing in December 2008.

Fox 5 News reported that a DNA link had been found between Laura Garza and Michael Mele, a convicted sex offender from Orange County. Investigators say Garza was last seen with Mele after leaving a Manhattan nightclub.

Mele is currently serving a prison term on a probation violation for an unrelated crime. He has never been charged with Garza's disappearance.

State police only confirm that they have recently received a number of forensic tests, the results of which were sent to the district attorney.

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